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Peggy Noonan writes. I apologize in advance.


2008 will prove in part to be a decisive political contest between the Dichotomy I Just Created. Between the thing I wanted to make a point about, and other thing which is the opposite of what I wanted to make a point about. (I'm not referring here to what you think I'm obviously referring to; some people break the dichotomy enough to prove that the dichotomy is valid.)

Mr. McCain is the thing I wanted to make a point about, of course; Mr. Obama is the other thing.

Roughly, broadly: It's peanut butter jelly time. Peanut butter jelly time. Peanut butter jelly time.

Where he at? There he go. ...Peanut butter jelly. Do the peanut butter jelly, peanut butter jelly, peanut butter jelly with a baseball bat.

Now, break it down and freeze.

Where he a-

I said now break it down and freeze.

Now tic tac toe (uh-huh). Tic tac toe (let's go). Tic tac toe (you got it). Tic tac toe (let's ride). Now, freestyle, freestyle, freestyle, freestyle, freestyle, your style.

Where he at? There he go.

Where he at? There he go.

Where he at? There he go.

Where he at? There he go.

This has been your guide to reading Peggy Noonan.